I think I got tricked by Apple store

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  1. piatti, Feb 18, 2012
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    piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    I fixed my MacBook Pro in my sig some time ago because its optical drive wasn't working and its airport wasn't working. They said that they'll fix everything for $300 total. He said that the whole screen would have to be replaced for $800, so a flat fee of $300 sounded like a good deal. They did replace the battery but they did not replace the screen, just the Airport card (I knew that they didn't because it still had the same slight dent on the side of the screen)

    So they got $300 for replacing the airport card (or fixing it) and the battery and the optical drive. Is that a fair deal?
     
  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    $300 sounds like a fair deal actually. The battery costs $129 alone, the optical drive would probably cost around the same, and airport card around maybe $50.
     
  3. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I feel that I should have just bought a new $300 computer for portable computing and then used the MBP as a desktop with display.
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    So they agreed to include the display replacement for $300?

    "screen replacement" sounds like just the panel, not the lid of the laptop.
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Battery-$129
    ODD-$80
    Airport-$30
    Total:
    $249

    The OP got a terrible deal.

    Screen replacement is the entire display assembly. I know because I've had my display replaced three times under warranty.
     
  6. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand what the screen has to do with anything. Is it broke, or not? Why was the $800 number even thrown out there?

    Fixing the other things was probably worth the $300. Just because sometimes it's cheaper to buy another computer rather than repair one doesn't mean anyone was tricked.
     
  7. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If it could have been fixed for $250 then I guess it's not too terrible a deal, just $50 dollar lost.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    What about labour? Isn't that excluded from the prices for the parts?
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Really??

    Are they part prices only? What about labour, etc?
     
  10. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, he totally got ripped off, payed an extra $50 to get everything installed..... :rolleyes:

    Guess if you can't get free labor you better never get any work done, because you're being ripped off!
     
  11. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    It tends to be, i got a macbook repaired and they listed labour price and part prices separately.
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    Then 50 USD for labour is a somewhat okay price for an hour of work.
    The OP could have done it him or herself of course.
     

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